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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteArms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... Horrid mischief would ensue were [the law-abiding] deprived of the use of them.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteThe strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteOf all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteThose who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteLead, follow, or get out of the way.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteGovernment, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteThat government is best which governs least.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteI believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteHe that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from opposition; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach himself.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteThe cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind

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